What We Love
- The unique, visually stunning treehouses, each designed by a different architect
- Doorstep proximity to nature, wildlife and outdoor activities (see also What to do section)
- Spectacular views of surrounding Lapland scenery from the tree rooms
- A traditional Swedish sauna, also built among the trees
- Meals feature fresh, local ingredients
What To Know
- The setting is remote — the nearest airport is in Lulea, more than 60 miles away
- The treehouses are a five-minute walk through woods from the main guesthouse
- The tree rooms have a toilet and a wash basin; showering is done in the guesthouse
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
When you stay at Tree Hotel in Harads, you’ll be on a river and convenient to Edefors Church.
Make yourself at home in one of the 6 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have bathrobes and hair dryers. Conveniences include separate sitting areas and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including a spa tub, a sauna, and bicycles to rent. This tree house also features complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and wedding services.
Grab a bite to eat at the tree house’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Featured amenities include limo/town car service, a computer station, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Harads? This tree house has 43 square feet (4 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and a meeting room. Guests may use a train station pick-up service for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
Prepare to be bedazzled... We were warmly greeted by Maja in the Guest house who explained the basics about our stay. Walking up the pathway towards our room, we met Kent, the owner, clearing snow from the path. Entering the birch forest was magical as the daylight gently filtered through the trees. The first tree house we came upon was the Cabin, more beautiful than imagined. It was sheer delight as we stumbled upon all these magnificent feats of architecture. The Mirrorcube, our final destination, was camouflaged by the forest reflections and surpassed all of our expectations. The cube’s minimalistic interior was exquisitely designed to maximize the efficiency of space. Be aware of young aliens descending from the UFO next door wanting to see how the locals live inside the invisible cute!
Sebastian, the chef, is an incredible asset to the Tree Hotel. His arctic char main course was outstanding from the remarkable presentation to delectable taste. He was diligent in making sure my unusual allergies were not present in any ingredients and made creative alternatives as needed while remaining true to his fresh and locally designed menu. His professionalism was greatly appreciated.
Be sure to book the Tree Sauna 2.5 hours before dinner. It is an unique private relaxing experience that we would highly recommend to all.
We look forward to our return to the Tree Hotel in the Land of the Midnight Sun!
The staff were all very helpful. We were there for my partners 40th birthday and the staff did everything they could to help me make it a wonderful day for him.
The food was excellent. We did the dog sledding and snow mobiles during our stay. The guides were brilliant and gave us some amazing memories to take home.
We were in the Mirror cube, although basic it had all we needed for our stay.
My wife and I stayed at the Treehotel for two nights in The Cabin. We cannot recommend it highly enough (although we would also acknowledge that this amazing experience would not be to everyone's taste).
Waking up, looking out on a stunning rural view through the trees and snow, past the frozen River Lule to the distant hills was simply magical and I would recommend to anyone that they give it a go.
We arrived just after midday after being driven up from Luleå airport by Thomas.
We received a warm welcome and we given a smorrebrod lunch before doing a pre-booked afternoon activity.
When we arrived back, our bags were already sent to The Cabin and so we walked up, along the snowy path through the trees to The Cabin. This took about 5 minutes. In our experience the path can get icy, so be careful on the walk.
The seven tree houses are all in a relatively small space in the forest, but once we were inside The Cabin we could not see any of the others.
The Cabin has a very simple decor with a bed and two comfy chair looking out over the stunning view. This met every part of our expectations and more. On the first morning we woke to fresh show falling from the sky ... simply magical.
Both breakfast and dinner were at Brittas Pensionat. We enjoyed the breakfast and loved both the dinner and the lunch that we had there. I would describe the decor in Brittas Pensionat as being like what my grandmother would have wanted her house to look like. There is much homage to the past here.
We enhanced our visit by:
1. Getting a local history tour from Thomas (and taking a slightly longer route) on the trip from Lulea. Thomas is very knowledgeable and entertained us for the entire trip with the history of this part of the world. The tour included Gammelstad and its UNESCO listed church.
2. Doing the local village (Harads) tour with Thorbjorn. He is such a lovely man and took us into the local church and buildings of historical significance and taught us all about this history from his perspective. The tour finished with Fika prepared by his wife Eva in their own home. Simply lovely.
3. Doing the Lapland Flavour Tour with Eva. She was so passionate about the forest environment and food sources with the local environment. (See separate review)
4. Ice Dining on the frozen River Lule. This fabulous experience included a 10 minute Skidoo trip both there and back. My wife and I loved it.
We booked all the activities a week beforehand.
Things you should know:
Each of the tree houses is different so use the information on the website to choose the right one for you.
All the toilets are incinerator toilets. They were very easy to use and the small noise that they made was blocked by the bathroom door and did not disturb us at all.
The Cabin does not have a shower. There are two showers in buildings with the sauna less than one minute walk from The Cabin which we successfully used.
This is one of those places where you would like to rate the experience higher than a 5 because it is an exceptional experience.
The Treehotel was fabulous - truly - what a place to wake up in. The staff were helpful, welcoming and friendly. It is certainly a place I would recommend. [Albeit for those that are more adventurous - have no mobility issues - and don't mind the limited bathroom facilities.] What an adventure !!
....and we saw the Northern lights !!!!!
The dog sledding with Kim was amazing and fantastic. We had the best experience with a guide who was kind, knowledgeable, skilled and entertaining. A good cook too.
We stayed here for 1 night. We were in the Blue Cone room which was quite close to the ground. We had a large window that gave a fantastic view of the forest and snow covered trees. Was quite a walk to the Pensione for meals and it was freezing but the staff were friendly and helpful. 1 night was plenty as there isn’t much to do.